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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:26 AM
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I took my dog to "doggy day care" the other day and one of
the girls that works there was putting on rollerblades. I asked her, "Don't you get enough exercise here?" She then told me this story...

She lives in the neighborhood and jogs a lot. She used to run by this auto body shop that had a pit bull guard dog in their lot at night. She happened to go by there one day and saw that, during the day, the dog was put in a fenced in area and stayed there all day. She was really bummed about this and one day on her run she stopped by and asked the owner if she could take his dog for a walk. The guy was a little taken aback, but he agreed.

So, everyday, this girl would stop by and pick up the dog and off they would go. She said first they did walks, then they ran together, and now she rollerblades and the dog runs! The shop gave her a key and she can stop in and take the dog whenever she wants. She was so funny because she was so proud of the dog -- like it was her own. She showed me a picture that she had of him, and told me that she often brought the dog down to doggy day care to play with the other dogs.

I was bummed to hear that the dog was kept in an enclosure like that, but glad to hear that this girl was taking him out for exercise. She said that the owner of the shop said that the dog started to get antsy about a half hour before she would show up -- like he knew she was on her way. She has been exercising him for two years, she told me.

I thought it was a pretty cool story.
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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:58 AM
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1. Oh how sweet!
I hope that doggy goes home for good with that girl one day. She is his real owner.

When I was a kid, I used to hook the family dog up and have him pull me around the neighborhood on my skateboard. We both had a blast, and he was one tired (and well behaved) pup when we got home.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:35 AM
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2. What a great gal!
I hope she ends up getting to keep the dog too.

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AirmensMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:10 PM
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3. I always wanted to do that!
We took our dog to doggy training and taught him to walk on a leash WITHOUT pulling. Six years later, I got roller blades and wanted him to pull me around, but he refused. That would mean pulling on his neck and he knew not to do that. Darn! But he would go along with me and keep up. I just had to do my own work. :)

Loved the story! Thanks. :bounce:
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ernstbass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:03 PM
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4. What a neat person
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